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Okunnu Lamidi has established several initiatives aimed at improving the lives of Nigerians.

Renowned entrepreneur and youth development advocate Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi has emerged as the first Nigerian woman to declare interest in running for the seat of presidency in the 2023 general elections. Okunnu-Lamidi made her intentions public during a media conference at Freedom Park in Lagos on Monday, January 3, 2022. The high profile social impact practitioner who has established a strong presence in the country’s media and advertising space stated that her drive to run for presidency stems from the fact that she desires to build a Nigeria that will work for its diverse populace, bringing to the fore the power of the country’s youth towards helping the most populous black nation on earth harness its full potentials.
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Okunnu-Lamidi says she intends to rewrite the country’s history and restore lost hope among citizens and hinged on the fact that 2023 will be a defining moment in the country’s history.
 “I do not come to this lightly or out of vanity or frivolity. I come to this with humility and with responsibility and with the burden of a generation to whom the future of Nigeria belongs,”
she stated.
“Nigerians of our generation believe in the promise of an equitable and just political union which consolidates the diverse strengths of our people and which harnesses the vast untapped resources of our great nation for the common good.” Nigerians of our gender believe that we are heirs to the same promise and that our contribution to the character, stability, peace and progress of Nigeria deserves recognition and reward.”

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‘‘The challenge of the presidency is to make Nigeria work for all of its diverse peoples. It is the most powerful office in the land, but it is a place of service, and responsibility and duty and not a place of arrogance or show. Nigeria is not working for us.’’ “Despite all the prevailing challenges in Nigeria, Okunnu-Lamidi emphasized that an emergence of a competent president in 2023 will bring hope to the country. She pointed that a  “president for all Nigerians must have integrity, competence, a 21st-century vision, energy, empathy and compassion for all our peoples and more so for the weak, the dispossessed and the disenfranchised.’’ 
Born into a family with a strong history in public service, Okunni-Lamidi is the daughter of a former Federal Commissioner of Works & Housing, Lateef Femi Okunnu (SAN). A Business Management degree holder from the University of Bolton RAK Campus, UAE, Okunnu-Lamidi who has been involved in several humanitarian services also holds a Masters degree in Strategic Project Management (SPM) from Heriot-Watt University, Dubai. Apart from strongly supporting foundations in the formal and informal sectors, Okunnu-Lamidi has designed some initiatives in Nigeria as part of efforts to tackle the lack of clean water, youth unemployment, and other social problems confronting the country. Some of her initiatives include: To Better Nigeria, Water Relief, Help Our Youth, Project: Bridge The Gap, GW Alzheimer’s Foundation, Nigerian Heart Foundation, and more. Source: Pulse NG Featured Image Source: Niger Delta Today
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This article was first published on 5th January 2022


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